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the Minority Report moment

Is it finally here? Is it? Maybe just around the corner? Thanks to jwesterman for bringing this latest piece of breathtaking Japanese technology to my attention. Here’s a quick video demo.

Sony is billing this as the world’s first flexible, full-color OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display built on organic thin-film transistor (TFT) technology. The 2.5-inch prototype display supports 16.8 million colors at a 120 x 160 pixel resolution, is 0.3 mm thick and weighs 1.5 grams.
I have to say I find this a lot more exciting than e-book readers. Especially the clunky e-readers currently on the market, which just look retro before their time. But which magazine or newspaper will be first with the Minority Report style wireless-subscribed ever-changing full-colour flexible electronic paper? For it will, I am sure, be a magazine rather than a book that gets there first.

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Jon Reed

Jon Reed is a content writer, author, screenwriter, lecturer, blogger - and the founder of Publishing Talk. He was previously a publisher for 10 years. Publishing Talk aims to help new and emerging authors write, publish and sell books. Advice is available via the blog and our masterclasses and membership programme. More...